Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Knuckle Update - Why We Call Her Roach

My brother dubbed our mother the Roach. It's a play on her name (Rose) but a testament to her unflagging and quite amazing staying power in this enterprise we call life.

So here are 10 ways I discovered just this week that she's not going gently into that good night.

1. Called for me until I arrived, then started calling for my sister. Who had just left.
2. Told me I had a fat ass.
3. Demanded I pluck her chin hairs.
4. Refused to believe she'd had a mini-stroke because it didn't feel like that.
5. Using her left hand as if she's always used her left hand.
6. Demanded hair appointment.
7. Opens mouth to be fed.
8. Orders fork to be filled with meat, potato and mashed turnip.
9. Asked for Diet Coke.
10. Refuses to see doctor.

Can I go home now?

4 comments:

Jonna said...

A,
So sorry to hear about the Knuckle's challenges and sorry I haven't stopped by. From reading through the blog I'm assuming your un-employed at the moment (or self-employed?) Been there and totally enjoyed it at the time until the money started getting low. Loved the 'How to Distinquish Scents' text, it was amazing. Wishing you the best in whatever life decides to throw your way. Jonna

chickory said...

grrrrrrherhahahahaha! a sense of humor is a valuable asset in this situation. ive been there and will be again. when they feisty -its good. love to you and the roach.

ABG said...

thanks jonna and ande.. sense of humor definitely needed here

Anonymous said...

Hey, line 'em up and get your ducks all in a row. :)

Jude